Matcha-Coconut Tea Cookies
Most who read my blog already know I’m a cookie fanatic. These matcha-coconut tea cookies are my latest and when I say make, eat, and repeat, I’m not kidding around. These soft, pillowy matcha cookies are truly unforgettable.
Matcha has been a traditional drink in Japan for over 800 years and used in tea ceremonies for centuries. But matcha’s popularity has in recent years exploded throughout the Western world, particularly in the United States. Matcha, in its most basic form, is a finely ground powder made from shade-grown green tea leaves. This traditional Japanese tea has gained popularity in recent years mainly due to its unique flavor and numerous health benefits. But not all match is the same, in-fact there are different grades of matcha, including; ceremonial grade, premium grade, and culinary grade.
- Ceremonial grade matcha is the highest quality and is typically used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies.
- Premium-grade matcha is also high quality, but it’s usually used for drinking or in recipes that require a strong matcha flavor.
- Culinary-grade matcha, on the other hand, is more affordable and is often used in cooking and baking.
Health Benefits of Matcha
Matcha is believed to have a number of health benefits due to its high concentration of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Some of these benefits include improved cognitive function, increased energy, and enhanced metabolism. Matcha has also been shown to reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol levels, and support overall immune function.
Many health-conscious consumers have embraced matcha as a healthier alternative to coffee or other sugary beverages. Additionally, social media platforms, like Instagram, have helped to spread the trend. Matcha’s vibrant green color and unique preparation have made it a visually appealing drink, and many influencers and bloggers have shared photos and recipes featuring matcha.
The popularity of Japanese culture and cuisine has also played a role in matcha’s rise in popularity. As Japanese restaurants and food trends have become more mainstream, matcha has become more widely available in cafes and grocery stores.
But despite the numerous health benefits and booming popularity, not everyone is a matcha drinker and I can respect that. But I got you covered. One delicious way to incorporate matcha into your diet is by making these irresistible (and effortless) matcha-coconut tea cookies. This recipe combines the unique flavor of matcha with the sweetness of coconut to create a delicious and dare I say, nutritious treat.
A Cookie Is An Incredible Thing
Back briefly to my obsession with cookies. With the very first bite of a cookie, you’re hit with sweetness, followed by the satisfaction of a perfect texture – whether it’s crisp and crunchy, soft and chewy, cakey or tender. Cookies evoke joy and the aroma of the cookie fills your senses, and the experience becomes a sensory delight. The joy of eating a great cookie lies in its ability to bring comfort, nostalgia, and pleasure. A cookie is a simple treat that can brighten up anyone’s day and leave a lasting impression.